Hierarchically structured metal–organic framework/vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes hybrids for CO 2 capture

Ge, Lei and Wang, Li and Rudolph, Victor and Zhu, Zhonghua (2013) Hierarchically structured metal–organic framework/vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes hybrids for CO 2 capture. RSC Advances, 3 (47). pp. 25360-25366.

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A novel carbon/metal–organic framework composite was synthesized by confined growth of HKUST-1 in the interspace of the vertically-aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) arrays. The grown HKUST-1 crystals are much smaller than the HKUST-1 crystals produced without the confinement growth. The derived HKUST-1/VACNT hybrids possess a hierarchical microporous–mesoporous structure. In comparison to the
calculated hypothetical value assuming the physical mixture of the components, the synthesized HKUST-1/VACNT composites exhibit larger surface area and porosity, higher CO2 adsorption amount, and better CO2/N2 selectivity, which indicate the positive synergistic effect between HKUST-1 and VACNT. Besides the superior adsorption properties of hybrids, they are easier to handle than powder adsorbent
for gas storage/separation.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 00:28
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2017 01:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon nanotubes; crystalline materials; gas adsorption; adsorption amounts; adsorption properties; confined growth; gas storage; metal organic framework; physical mixtures; surface area; synergistic effect; carbon dioxide
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090404 Membrane and Separation Technologies
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1039/c3ra44250k
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31144

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